Using domain specific languages in the building information modelling work-flow

Fernando, Ruwan, Steel, James and Drogemuller, Robin (2011). Using domain specific languages in the building information modelling work-flow. In: C. M. Herr, N. Gu, S. Roudavski and M. A. Schnabel, Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2011. 16th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2011), Newcastle, NSW, Australia, (1-10). 27-29 April 2011.

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Author Fernando, Ruwan
Steel, James
Drogemuller, Robin
Title of paper Using domain specific languages in the building information modelling work-flow
Conference name 16th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2011)
Conference location Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Conference dates 27-29 April 2011
Proceedings title Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2011
Place of Publication Hong Kong, China
Publisher Association for Research in Computer-Aided Architectural Research in Asia
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor C. M. Herr
N. Gu
S. Roudavski
M. A. Schnabel
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The design of architecture, in practice, entails the collaboration of many disciplines each with their own set of tools and representations. Building Information Models aim to support interoperability between these disciplines. However current implementations require a lot of manual work involving translating parts from the various specialised descriptions to the common model format. Domain Specific Languages are a development from Information Technology that defines a mapping from the concepts used in one discipline to those used in another. In this paper, a workflow incorporating the movement between specialised languages and a central model is described. The central model is structured using the Industrial Foundation Classes (IFC). The motivation for elaborating on the interdisciplinary workflow is the desire to create a more iterative process without the need for the manual recreation of models. While it is difficult to have a description or language that contains all the information of all the disciplines, this research demonstrates how the IFC schema acts as a pivot not just between data sets, but also between concepts expressed in different representations thus giving from analysis to design.
Keyword Building Information Model
BIM
Domain-specific languages
Lighting
Spatial planning
Parametric modelling
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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